Dana Caspersen & Thomas McManus - OneTwoThree
Tension between two ballet dancers evokes qualities of both duet and duel, poised ambiguously at the boundary between embrace and battle, intimacy and violence. With all extraneous detail stripped away, the co-dependent nature of this duet is laid bare.
"Eat me, Sebastian! It’s okay for guys like you and Court to fuck everyone. But when I do it, I get dumped for innocent little twits like Cecile. God forbid, I exude confidence and enjoy sex. Do you think I relish the fact that I have to act like Mary Sunshine 24/7 so I can be considered a lady? I’m the Marcia fucking Brady of the Upper East Side, and sometimes I want to kill myself. So there’s your psychoanalysis, Dr. Freud. Now tell me, are you in… or are you out?" - Cruel Intentions (1999)